Homemade Huevos Rancheros that’s every bit as good if not better than at a restaurant.

Huevos Rancheros (Egg Tostada) on plate with fork

If it were up to me, any time is the right time for Mexican food.

My favorite part about Mexican food is the crispy tortillas.

Crispy tortillas are simple to cook and can really make a recipe taste like something out of a Mexican restaurant.

I almost always have a small skillet on the stove with canola oil in it, ready to go for frying corn tortillas because I make Mexican food so often.

About this Recipe

This huevos rancheros recipe is delicious and the egg can be cooked however you would like it.

In this recipe the egg is cooked over easy but it can also be cooked over hard if preferred.

It’s made with a simple homemade warm salsa, but if you’re in a pinch for time, your favorite prepared salsa can be used instead.

This is a great dish to make for dinner too.

Perfect for one of those breakfast-for-dinner meals.

So, here’s to Mexican food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Here are more breakfast recipes you my like “Double Banana Pancakes“, “Blueberry Streusel Coffee Cake with Lemon Glaze” and “Potato, Ham and Spinach Breakfast Pie“.

Let’s check out the ingredients.

Huevos Rancheros (Egg Tostada) ingredients

Eggs, corn tortillas, refried beans, cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, queso fresco cheese (Mexican crumbled cheese), canned diced tomatoes, lime, jalapeno, garlic, green onion, cilantro, pepper, seasoned salt, and canola oil

HOW TO MAKE THIS RECIPE

A printable recipe with the measurements and instructions is located at the bottom of this post.

For the Warm Salsa:

Chopped jalapenos and onions on cutting board

Chop the jalapeno, onion…

Chopped cilantro and garlic on cutting board

…garlic and cilantro.  Set aside for a moment.

Add olive oil to pan

Heat a large pan on medium heat and add olive oil.

Add chopped jalapeno and onion to pan

To the pan, add jalapeno and onion

Stir onion and jalapeno in pan

…and stir.

Stir chopped onion, garlic and jalapeno in pan

Then add the garlic,

Add cut tomatoes in pan with vegetable

…canned tomatoes,

Add seasoned salt to sauce in pan

…seasoned salt,

Add fresh chopped parsley to sauce in pan

…and cilantro…

Cook warm salsa in pan

…and stir.

Egg in warm salsa in pan

While the salsa is hot, top with the eggs

Cover pan with lid on stove top

…and put a lid on the pan.

Let the mixture cook until the eggs are at their desired doneness.

The eggs can also be fried in a separate skillet with a little butter if preferred.

For the Crispy Tortillas:

Canola oil in skillet over burner on stove top

Heat a medium size pan on medium heat and add canola oil.

Add corn tortilla to oil in skillet

Once the oil is hot, using tongs, carefully add a tortilla to the pan.

Add corn tortilla in oil in skillet

Turn the tortilla over when the bottom side is a golden color.

Fry corn tortilla in pan

Let cook until both sides are crispy (about 3 minutes).

Fried corn tortillas on plate with paper towel

Transfer the tortillas to a paper-lined plate.

Refried beans spread on crispy corn tortilla on plate

Warm up the refried beans on the stovetop or microwave and spread them on top of the tortilla.

Cheese on top of refried beans and corn tortilla on plate

Top with shredded cheddar cheese…

Cooked egg in warm salsa on spatula

…and a fried egg with warm salsa.

For the Garnish:

Huevos Rancheros (Egg Tostada) on plate with spatula

Top with the remaining salsa from the pan along with…

Huevos Rancheros (Egg Tostada) on plate with fork

…chopped green onion, and crumbled queso fresco cheese.

Huevos Rancheros (Egg Tostada) on plate with fork

Serve warm with lime cut into quarters

Egg Tostada Huevos Rancheros

…and…

Huevos Rancheros (Egg Tostada) on plate with fork

…then…

Egg Tostada Huevos Rancheros

…enjoy.

Huevos Rancheros (Egg Tostada) on plate with fork

Huevos Rancheros (Egg Tostada) on plate with fork

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More Mexican Food Recipes You May Like:

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Huevos Rancheros

Huevos Rancheros {Egg Tostada}

A homemade breakfast that's every bit as good if not better than at a restaurant.
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

For the Warm Salsa:

  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 large jalapeno pepper seeds removed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro

For the Crispy Tortillas:

  • 3/4 cup canola oil amount may vary depending on the skillet size
  • 3 corn tortillas

For the Huevos Rancheros:

  • 3/4 cup refried beans warmed
  • 3 eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup crumbled queso fresco cheese

For the Garnish:

  • 1 whole lime cut in 6 wedges
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
  • 1/3 cup chopped green onion

Instructions

For the Warm Salsa:

  • Heat a large pan on medium heat and add olive oil. To the pan, add jalapeno and onion. Stir. Add garlic, canned tomatoes, seasoned salt, cilantro and stir. 
  • When the salsa is hot, add the eggs on top and cover the pan with a lid. Let cook until the eggs are at their desired doneness. The eggs can also be fried in a separate skillet with a little butter if preferred.

For the Crispy Tortillas:

  • Heat a medium size pan on medium heat and add canola oil. Once the oil is hot, using tongs, carefully add a tortilla to the pan. Turn the tortilla over when the bottom side is a golden color.
    Let cook until both sides are crispy (about 3 minutes in total). Transfer the tortillas to a paper-lined plate. 

For the Huevos Rancheros:

  • Spread warm refried beans on top of the tortilla. Top with shredded cheese and a cooked egg with warm salsa. 

For the Garnish:

  • Top with the remaining salsa from the pan, green onion, and crumbled queso fresco cheese. Serve with lime.